Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sway Me More

Like a lazy ocean
Hugs the shore
Hold me close
Sway me more

Tomorrow, of course, is New Year’s Eve. I’m not sure what I’m going to be doing in real life tomorrow and I’m not sure what I’m going to post here on the blog tomorrow, but I do know what I’m going to post today so I’m not completely hopeless.

(One reason for my uncertainty is that the most interesting aspect of 2010—for me individually, I mean—is still in progress, still sort of breaking news around me and I don’t want to talk about it while it is unfolding. So, sort of, the one topic that is occupying most of my thinking now is, sort of, the one topic I don’t really want to talk about right now. If my postings recently have seemed a little discombobulated it’s because at some point next year I’m going to have a whole sequence of—I hope—bizarre and unexpected posts to put up.)

Meanwhile, today—

A few hours ago I looked back at what I did last year for New Year’s Eve and I saw the link to that wonderful Jennifer Connelly video from the director’s cut of “Dark City.”

That is one of my favorite musical performances of all time.

If the nightclub from “Dark City” existed in real life I’d always know where I’d be every weekend evening.

But, anyway, the director’s cut of “Dark City” included a second Jennifer Connelly song. It’s much shorter than “The Night has a Thousand Eyes” but it is still very, very cool. It’s Jennifer Connelly singing a verse or two from an old song called “Sway”.

FYI, YouTube has a video of the Pussycat Dolls [!?] doing a version of “Sway” and it’s like a nightmare, it’s like something the sadistic aliens from “Dark City” would use to torture humans.

It’s amazing to me the way music can be arranged in such an infinity of ways, with such amazingly different results. It’s something like real magic.

So, here’s the great but very short clip of Jennifer Connelly singing “Sway.” Also just fyi, it’s a pretty fun song to play so, someday, I may try to do my own version. I certainly couldn’t be worse than the Pussycat Dolls.

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